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verb     abdicate pronunciation in American English
/ˈæbdɪˌkeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyabdicate
he/she/itabdicates
present participleabdicating
past tenseabdicated
past participleabdicated
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if a king or queen abdicates, he or she formally gives up power
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to stop accepting a particular responsibility or obligation that you have
    abdicate (your) responsibility:

    The government cannot abdicate responsibility for national security.

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     abdication pronunciation in American English
/ˌæbdɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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